The Turkish deputy prime minister said the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) sticks with its earlier plan to transform prep courses, also known as dershanes, to private schools, preparing to submit the proposal to Parliament in January.
Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc reframed the term as “transformation” not “closure”, saying that the government remains committed to its plan to introduce a broader change to deal with enduring woes and inadequacies within the education system.
Arinc laid out a time framework for the government plan, and said dershanes are expected to complete transformation in September, 2015, for the new education season two years from now.
Arinc expressed his government's determination to continue with the plan, concluding that the current prep schools and study centers have two years for necessary preparations for the transformation.
He also spoke on government's plan to form a financial package that will assist some dershanes, which comply with the requirements and conditions set by the Education Ministry for the switch to private school.
Instead of direct closure, Arinc once again underlined that the AK Party government aims to transform dershanes to private schools.
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